The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests
SNAP Press Release
Never "outed" predator priest is sued for 1st time
Predator priest is sued for first time ever
He’s never been “outed” before as pedophile
Crimes happened at northwest MO seminary
It educates future clerics for dioceses in KC & elsewhere
SNAP to KC bishop: “Try something different - do REAL outreach”
Group also urges Finn to take action to get a bishop from KC defrocked
Then, the victims will try to hand-deliver a letter to top KC church officials urging them to
The victims will also urge anyone who saw, suspected or suffered child sexual abuse – by these two predators or other clerics - to call law enforcement, not church staff.
For eleven years (2000-2011) and until just a few months ago, Parry (who has since become an Episcopalian cleric) worked at All Saints Episcopal Church in Las Vegas. He also worked at two other Las Vegas churches and two more in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Parry also spent time at a controversial Minnesota abbey, St. John’s in Collegeville, where at least 18 sex offender clerics lived and worked.
According to the suit, the crimes happened in 1987. The suit maintains that in 2000, “psychological testing revealed that Parry was a sexual abuser who had the proclivity to reoffend with minors.” The test results “were provided to the Abbey” and other church officials, according to the suit. Still, Parry ended up at another church position. He’s still a priest now and still walks free.
SNAP wants Bishop Robert Finn to “stop posturing and take effective steps, not symbolic gestures, to protect others.” Specifically, SNAP wants Finn to use announcements in pulpits, parish bulletins and the diocesan website/newspaper to seek out victims of two clerics – Parry and Bishop Joseph Hart, a KC native priest who retires as Wyoming’s bishop. Hart faces at least six credible child sex abuse accusations, but (like Parry) lives among unsuspecting families and experiences no consequenes for his wrong-doing. At least five civil lawsuits against Hart have been settled. He denies wrong-doing.
Parry was ordained a Catholic priest in 1983 and joined the Episcopalian priesthood in 2004. The victim, who is filing as “John Doe,” now lives in Missouri. He is represented by St. Paul MN attorneys Pat Noaker (612 817 8665 cell, 651 227 9990 office) and Jeff Anderson (612 817 8665 cell, 651 227 9990 office). The firm is also handling one case against Fr. Shawn Ratigan.
The detailed, five page suit, which seeks unspecified damages, says that since church officials “fraudulently concealed” Perry’s crimes, the normally applicable statute of limitations does not apply. It is filed in Nodaway County Circuit Court. Copies of the formal complaint will be available at the event (and/or at AndersonAdvocates.com). The victim will NOT be present.
Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests